This means that Jesus often gets shoved aside from the place of pre-eminence in our minds and hearts. Going to Church to hear the Christmas story afresh will help each one get refocused on Him - and on what He did in order to redeem us.
As Christians, we also need to remember that the redemption of our souls only started at the birth of Jesus and the manger scene. If that was all He did then we are not redeemed. Every part of His mind and life was filled with His eventual going to the Cross. The Virgin Birth was necessary for it, and so was His Divinity. The fulfillment of prophecy proved that He was the One Who would become the Lamb of God for us, and for the world.
When the announcement of Jesus' birth was first proclaimed, it was given by angels who were most glad to deliver it. They sang with great joy: "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2: 13,14).
I invite you to go to a Bible-preaching Church tomorrow in your home town or in the next town. They are there. Let there be rejoicing in your heart tomorrow if you know Him as Lord and Savior as you worship Him with others. Bring your family and friends, too, and let us help to put Christ back in Christmas. May it be a truly Great Christmas because of Him, and not just because of the Christmas tree, the glitter, and the gifts.
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